Land take and food security: assessment of land take on the agricultural production in Europe

  title={Land take and food security: assessment of land take on the agricultural production in Europe},
  author={Ciro Gardi and Panos Panagos and Marc H. Van Liedekerke and Claudio Bosco and Delphine de Brogniez},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Planning and Management},
  pages={898 - 912}
Soil is a multifunctional, non-renewable natural resource for Europe as clearly expressed in the European Union (EU) Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection (COM (2006)231). Soil carries out multiple functions, including the support of food production. Urban development and its associated land take poses a major threat to soil and could have significant effects on agricultural production. This paper aims to evaluate the potential productivity losses in European agriculture due to land-take… Expand
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